18 months to 2 years
Multi-Age grouping allows for diverse interactions, peer modeling and family like socialization.
Low ratios allow teachers to provide individualized attention and care at a time when self-help skills are being developed and social skills are emerging.
The Toddler room is an exciting time of independence and exploration of the environment.
Through Missouri Early Learning Standards, NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practice Guidelines, and children’s individual goals, teachers create a learning environment which focuses on social emotional development. Developmentally appropriate activities foster independence and self-esteem, in addition to encouraging language, motor, social, and cognitive development. These activities are the building blocks for later school success.